Alysa Rubin

Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving to Take on Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Penn State men's and women's swimming and diving teams compete again this weekend against Virginia Tech following their win last week against Army. The Nittany Lions travel to Blacksburg, Va. for their final away competition of the regular season.

The teams will begin competing at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning.
The men's team is fresh off a big win, beating Army last weekend 183-117.
Sophomore Eduardo Cisternas continues to shine in his events. This past weekend against Army, he won the mile for the second meet in a row, and also took his fourth, first-place finish in five meets in the 500 free. He looks to continue success this weekend in Blacksburg.
Another swimmer to look out for is junior Victor Baganha, who has yet to go a meet without winning an event. The Big Ten Swimmer of the Week this week finished victorious this past weekend winning the 50 free and the 100 fly. He has gone undefeated this season in the 50 free.
The Nittany Lions men's team continues to be impressive as wins and top-three finishes come from a variety of swimmers. Both freshman Tylor Kim, and sophomore Mariano Lazzerini had two top-three finishes each, Kim in the 100 free and 200 free, and Lazzerini in the 100 breaststroke and the 200 breaststroke. The men's team also had a sweep in the 100 backstroke this weekend with sophomore Cooper Morley in first, followed by senior Lachlan Byrne and junior Jack Harvey
On the diving end, Hayden Elliott continues to be a force to be reckoned with, posting win after win. This past weekend he won both of his events, the 1-meter and the 3-meter.
The Virginia Tech men's team has gone 5-2 this season so far and will be looking to continue their winning record against Penn State this weekend. 
The women's team also took the win this past weekend against Army, with a score of 156.5 - 143.5. 
Senior Cat Stanford has been a dominant force all season and showed her power this past weekend. She won two individual events in the 100 free and the 50 free to lead the women's team to victory. Her win in the 100 free was her fourth win in that event this season.
Catherine Meisner picked up wins in her performance at Army as well. Meisner has won the 500 in her first three meets this season, and got her fourth win against Army. This wasn't her only win this weekend, placing first in the 200 free as well. 
There was a large variety of wins coming from the women's end this meet as well with more wins from Ellie Brandbergh (100 back), Carly Sebring (100 fly), and Morgan Moore (1650 free). 
Daphne Wils shattered a pool record on the diving side for the women, posting a 320.25 in the one meter.
This team will be hungry for another win when swimming against the Hokies this weekend who have a record of 2-5 opposite to their men's team. 
Next Up
Following the meet this weekend, the women's team will have a week off, and then will be in action at home again against Villanova at McCoy Natatorium on February 2nd. 
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